The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 31, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013


Ruth Elizabeth Mowery

FOREST HILL — Ruth Elizabeth Mowery, 91, of Forest Hill, W.Va., was taken gently through Heavens’ gates at 5 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Summers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Hilldale, surrounded by her family. Ruth suffered a long illness and is now at peace.

She was born on December 19th, 1921, in Ballard, W.Va., a daughter of the late Oran and Maude Hill Thompson.

Ruth was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church at Forest Hill.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Harold E. Mowery. Also preceded in death were her siblings: Arnold Thompson, Dean Thompson, Sanford Thompson, Fred Thompson, Ellen Campbell Mills and Willey Meadows.

Those left to cherish her memory include her only daughter, Joyce Waltman and son-in-law, John Waltman of Forest Hill, both of who cared for her with love. Also surviving is her brother, Tommy Thompson, who resides in Florida. Two granddaughters: Monica Ruth Leak Owens and husband, Fred Owens, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Shellie Leak Radolinski and husband, Steven Radolinski, of Mechanicsville, Va. Two step granddaughters Karin Powell and husband, Chris Powell, of Bel Air, Md., and Kathy Johnson and husband, Mike Johnson, of Westchester, Pa. She also was blessed with three great-grandchildren: Aaron Frederick Owens, Zackary Steven Radolinski and Madeline Rae Radolinski.

Funeral services will be conducted at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, on Saturday February 2nd, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Orville Meadows officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Church Cemetery at Forest Hill.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home and one hour prior to service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers: Ernie Wheeler, Fred Thompson, Don Waltman, Fred Owens, Steve Radolinski, Aaron Owens and Zackary Radolinski.

Our special thanks to Summers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Hospice of Southern WV. Thanks also to the special caregivers and nurses that came in to help Ruth.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral  Home, Hinton.

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